tv [untitled] September 16, 2012 12:00pm-12:30pm EDT
a six day fury shakes the muslim world as protests across the globe right against america following the release of a controversial filmmaker. and diplomats rush to douse the flames and salvage time with the muslim world well experts point to america's mideast policy is being responsible for the rest of. europe is engulfed with protests once again as people want the belt tightening measures to went over a million and a half people in spanish catalonia call for independence.
given that back in the past seven days in the latest developments this is the weekly. fury of rage and protest tore across the muslim world this week in a fish showing against an american film ridiculing islam centered in a region still reeling from over a year of unrest it's become one of the bloodiest episodes since the dawn of the arab spring. dozen u.s. embassies and western linked targets were threatened and seized an international protests with nearly four dozen killed in violence the anger is quickly crossing borders with europe asia and australia witnessing mass demonstrations over the film so been a magnet for the more extremist factions such as al qaeda which have called for more violence and more attacks. with the latest. class of iraq to me
pakistani city of karachi where at least one person has been killed in some awful doesn't injured as thousands of people passed with the security forces not far from the u.s. consulate building in the city the police fired warning shots into the air they used to pass as well as into the men's side and dispersed. also on sunday there were demonstrations held in various cities across the country in the city of detroit hundreds of other local businesses to. make port for the american ambassador to pakistan to be expelled they also point out on what you is goods and services that the pakistani authorities that since blocked access to this on you tube it is a two minute trailer of a form that has been titled innocence of muslims we believe put into office for the statements of placement in the united states has since been released although he
has gone into hiding on sunday to meet i mean who wants. to talk to him to marry women and to wait to soak and this is only intensifying and we've had nothing to marry me relations first wyman's funds while the united states has since to know what. happened why women who vote in open the make their way into the to tell the answer to my mission or mobilizing in that government to say that they would do in this situation by themselves the demonstrations off waiting in the middle east to approach is happening in lebanon in somalia and meanwhile in turkey in gaza even in tel aviv it was just pretty good i was there protesters took to the streets near the american embassy in the belgian city of employment at least one hundred twenty people were detained this weekend after
demonstrations. where does this model. of the police force you to put that this is how the protest there. was a great. place to be in everything that's occurred in the lobby and now that her. face to face on the coach now the united states has wanted to race. on. to. come down as well as anybody and maybe the citizenship if you want to this is just made it into a very dynamic situation where. tempers. in. this situation will be down in the coming days. leading our coverage of the anti american on the rest reports of clashes erupting in afghanistan and pakistan as people demonstrate there and go with the less it's all on her twitter feed. on
the school. well more now on the tense situation in pakistan with a she's from the national this forum the country's first political lobbying group now the demonstrations we've just been hearing in pakistan have till today being peaceful what way is it going to go now do you expect an escalation. well there's a possibility of an escalation of course we have to understand one thing to these demonstrations really are not really directed at the film itself they are a result. over the past few months and years there has been an organized campaign to insult and humiliate islam particularly in the united states and they feel you're the u.s. government to sort of arrest or contain this hate speech has resulted in an accumulation that we're seeing right now exploding all over the place so the film
right now has. acted as if this is the sparkle that really exploded as a result of the failure of the u.s. government to contain what many many muslims are seeing right now as an organized can being inside the united states not freedom of speech but an organized campaign to insult and humiliate this religion so what should the u.s. do that now to diffuse the situation. i think they have moved. obviously they have the u.s. government has a point they are not involved in this film the making of the movie and they have certain laws in the united states that constrain the u.s. government from taking action against the makers of this movie but the united states has to history off using other legal means to tackle leaks speech for example we've seen the u.s. governments in the past move against people who make it hate speech involved in anti-semitism for example holocaust deniers although there are no legal or no laws
or amendments that ban for example holocaust denial in the u.s. the u.s. government was able to contain or act against people involved in denying the holocaust or in anti-semitism in other ways and now we're seeing the obama administration for example take that will see other legal means to deal with the producers of this film for example the one of the producers of this movie was called by the los angeles police department a couple of days ago and action is being taken against him. on illegal the points so these guys. really happened earlier but me and you have seen for example some people put swords when you're talking that one of this is based on all the religious tension coming and religious tensions fermented by the u.s. but clearly this is called genuine offense but they're groups now taking an
opportunity now to. the rest over this opportunity. obviously you cannot blame third parties who would exploit this situation but i have my point here is that the. really rests with the us government although we understand the muslim governments really understand the predicament of the us government with regards to its inability to move against the uses of the film and in this particular case because of legal constraints the u.s. government should have really moved earlier to contain he speech and it has failed to do that so third parties will definitely exploit but we have to be really careful about one thing there are some elements in washington d.c. that would try to portray this entire situation as one where al qaeda for example has intervened and we've seen this happen in libya after the unfortunate incident of the murder of the u.s. ambassador there chris stevens where many voices came out of washington trying to sort of this theory that al qaeda. preplanned this kind of an attack and i think
there are many many voices right now coming out xx embassadors certainly ambassador ryan crocker the former ambassador of the united states that no one has done who's retired who's now in washington d.c. who a couple of days ago came out and actually cautioned restraint and basically said that this is really these are mob attacks people out of control third parties would definitely try to exploit the situation politically but i think the primary responsibility rests with the people who can stop this hate speech we put this in context just briefly is this just a minority manipulating the masses in. a minority or majority compared to the number of people that we saw take part in opposition movements in the arab spring put it in context in that respect. i think most of the demonstrations we've seen right now most of them were spontaneous with the probably one exception of the attack and the murder of the u.s. and nasser in libya that was done. appeared to be the work of militant groups on
the ground ironically i think most of the weapons that those militant groups used in the firefight that preceded the capture of the us ambassador and his murder i think most of those weaponry probably came from nato and the united states i mean that's the biggest irony that the and chris stevens who actually advocated that the united states and nato arm the militants in libya eventually fell prey to the same militant groups on the ground so with the exception of that one unfortunate incident i think most of the didn't stretch as we're seeing right now are really spontaneous and the scene and the anger is really genuine i'm not trying to just to fight i'm not trying to justify the violence that we're seeing occur for example we've seen incidents in in sudan in khartoum the capital of sudan where the embassies of germany and the and united kingdom were attacked do we have nothing to do with this movie before we came to speech against islam in the united states so i
mean these are things that are probably unjustifiable but most of the the more you see in the street can be used to spontaneously is not preplanned certainly not the workable creation from the. first lobbying group. thank you very much for your thoughts while now in the wake of the violence which started in barack obama said the u.s. doesn't consider egypt an ally the outrage triggered by a film posted in the states swiftly on did years of efforts by the u.s. government to establish friendly relations with caro and other muslim communities were important as the story. anger is rising rage is spreading and american flags are burning throughout the arab world this isn't exactly the type of relationship washington envisioned after barack obama became president i've come here to cairo to seek a new beginning between the united states and muslims around the world the new u.s.
leaders. promise to turn the page and mend relations tarnished by george w. bush's war on terror he even granted his first foreign television interview to al arabiya an arabic language channel my job for the muslim world is to communicate with americans are now you're out of washington invested huge resources in building a massive social media presence comprised of nearly two hundred different accounts to spread its message of friendship by the end of last year the u.s. had spent seventy million dollars assisting foreign citizens with the resources to bypass online firewalls and censorship. the bitter irony is that a you tube clip posted by one american instantly buried massive efforts made by the u.s. government as americans were being held hostage by a small group of extremists people here in america think when they put their views
on you tube and now the technology is such that it can be seen all over the world i think people in. some of these places don't understand this is not the view of most americans this is not the view of the u.s. government according to many experts a large majority of the arab world has grown too familiar with the anti muslim sentiment america is accused of cementing the policy of the americans towards this part of the world that is inadequate and doesn't call for dialogue doesn't call for development doesn't call for progress it calls for the moving of those unions because the american interests and some western interests a cause for war and the invasion of iraq as we have seen destruction of afghanistan no progress on the peace level in palestine thanks the spark for it to you know all come out in violent forms as we can see now on the screen and this is what's happening within forty eight hours the fury that began in egypt spread to libya yemen lebanon and iran in afghanistan due to bush shutdown but tensions in the
muslim world seem. only increasing there has been a lot of simmering nancy american feeling of right across the entire world it's there it's worse in pakistan where polls show there were ninety percent of pakistanis feeling as their primary an enemy america's middle of bloggers and it's made a lot of enemies in the arab spring countries america helped revolutionize the line between friend and foe has blurred despite all the time and money washington has spent you see me internet to promote it's finally foreign policy the world wide web also served as the platform that enabled one american extremist to infuriate millions overseas in the real heroes of progress. r.t. we are. he was secretive defense leon panetta admitted washington expects the protests to continue well bit less volatile the turn of the some brokaw said neil clark says america should have seen it coming. remember the old saying you reap
what you sow and the us are reaping what it sold that same back to two thousand and eleven the us took nato in the attack on iraq is libya really debt and destruction and they've created this sort of violent situation so while of course we condemn the terrible attacks on the u.s. consulate the murder of christine romans and of course the people responsible are those who carried out the killings we've got to put this in its wider context and this wouldn't have happened had nato not intervened last year the government is losing its grip in libya and egypt in across the region and the u.s. it is the car that's been stoking all this up the u.s. has been aggressively supporting. writings of course across the region for its own interests and now it's a kind of blowback time the u.s. is getting it back and you know i think you know interference is the best way to go really what are they going to do regime change again i mean we had this last year i mean exactly what was it a take it was a stable country the u.s. and nato decided to i didn't mean anything if we look across the globe everywhere where nato has to be has been a disaster look at iraq one million people killed there yugoslavia in kosovo we
have the ethnic cleansing of surgeon roma somalia chaos and there afghanistan eleven years a war and yet we still get the same or people calling for intervention across the globe when will they learn because least more death and destruction with protests continue across the muslim world and violence still very likely we've got full coverage on our website parties dot com we've got the timeline from the moment the first protests began as one of the profiles of the former pornographer and the convicted ford step behind the production of the film that's a much more all on r.t. dot com.
you're watching the weekly here in r.t. the e.u. financial crisis has spurred separatism in spain's catalonia over a million and a hall of people packed the streets saying the region needs financial sovereignty at least all to be a full independent state carlos del close who's a sociologist at pump of fiber university thinks but also in a could see even bigger pro secession protests the difference between this year and last year particularly is that now the butt of the of a lot is in the government and it's there a lot more aggressively centralist and and it's and there are a lot more aggressive against sort of the autonomous rights the regions that. feel themselves as nations like a balloon you know or the basque region they're a lot more aggressive in and posing that sort of identity of this could certainly. service an impulse to more sort of secession just. as i guess sensibilities. space
capital madrid also sold tens of thousands strong protests against plan to start coming to set to announce a new pack of cards by the end of september in portugal is capitalised but an angry mob pelted the local headquarters of the international monetary fund with tomatoes and follow john laughlin director of studies at the institute of democracy corp says the governments are repeating the mistakes. the basic problem in europe and indeed in other countries of the world is of course that there is too much debt both private and above all public and nothing today and nothing in any other future occasion is going to make that problem go away even budget cuts are not going to make the essential problem go away which is that the states are too heavily indebted and even the various the so-called austerity programs which have been imposed are not going to produce a budget surplus which is the only way of repaying debt unless of course there is economic growth and there's a final part of this the european union for many decades now has played
a game of smoke and mirrors whenever there's a crisis whenever there's a problem to be solved it rearranges the institutional furniture. people in the netherlands have decided to put their trust in the e.u. voting in favor of two european parties and the general election this means the country is likely to stick to a german led way out of the financial crisis result is to sustain the reports of recent have some thirty measures looks inevitable. it was back in ninety ninety two when a treaty was signed at michelle toe in maastricht in the netherlands establishing the economic and monetary union later paving the way for the creation of the single currency but today mounting a euro skepticism has spread to even countries considered poor eurozone nations including the very one where it all began so i don't know this moment of what is the best this for europe i have my jobs because of greece. and the show and the netherlands it's a pro european country of course it shouldn't come to the extreme level that we see
that greece now in a repeated fashion this annoyance among the dutch at having to bail out greece again and again has reached a point where some dutch customers refuse to pay the bill of greek restaurants because well they've already paid with bailout money taking on a euro skeptic and brussels stat has become a popular campaign strategy from the far right freedom party which is called for the return of the dutch guilder to the once fringe leftist socialist party openly challenging the german led a stair the strategy for europe protesting against our liberal government you know makes a distinction between which. part of the problem is you know europe has a lot of power and people feel like they have nothing to say about what's going on with their money or we cannot make our own decisions anymore and we can see in europe that. voters. who are becoming less convinced
of the rationality of continued austerity policies begin to vote for parties who oppose the logical force territory we've seen it in france we've seen it in regional elections in germany which makes america very worried about the elections next year in the end it was the center right liberals who claimed victory followed closely by the center left labor party both viewed as pro europe but the fact remains that discontent has risen to the surface among citizens of a nation part of the so-called core of the euro zone does or sylvia r.t. the netherlands well coming up in just a few minutes from now here in the weekly protest still kicking a year all. the corporate activists in the u.s. hope you will gain momentum preparing for massive new rallies on the first anniversary of the occupy wall street movement. and abroad announces a rise in oil sales as western efforts to cripple the trade make little or no
impression. the first no trace of julian assange his d.n.a. was found on a condom presented as evidence in the sexual assault case brought against him in sweden the forensic findings outlined in the police report do not support the alleged victim's story and imply the proof she submitted is fake as ours denies the charges saying that just a way of getting back at him for his wiki leaks activities he's recently hired distinguished spanish rights investigator. to head his legal team ultimate goal is to keep him away from extradition to the u.s. renowned for fighting the most controversial cases having previously confronted terrorist cells dictators and american politicians he says his client did nothing more than express his freedom of speech. i do not think mr assad is a spy all he did was exercise his right to freedom of information he received and shared it by much. surprised that there's been no investigation into the glaring
crimes documented in those leaked reports featuring u.s. interference with issues that have absolutely no relation to either national security or the safety of american citizens or defense. i just remind you we've also got plenty of news stories features and analysis on our web site of the moment here's what's online right now saturday's saw russian opposition supporters flood back onto the streets to r.t. dot com for a detailed timeline and report of the rally. and comedian women some of the top agents speak about their movie star lives revealing what lengths they despised them for the sake of their country.
shutting down intersections and getting arrested those are the festivities planned for occupy wall street's first anniversary the anti corporate movement started a year ago new york quickly other major american cities and even spread abroad they've often faced heavy handed action by police with numerous activists injured and tent cities torn down but the occupiers are determined to show the world they're still alive and kicking to regain momentum a year on and activist khaled morgan believes that the anti capitalist movement can be reborn in more ways than one. i would say without a doubt if one looks at the world right now one looks at what's happening in the middle east in spain and greece everywhere there's a confrontation going on against the one percent so the idea that somehow the u.s. is exceptional and it's just a small passing phase i mean the u.s. is part of the world capitalist economy in the world capitalist economy is in a state of collapse profits rule and then we just get more as we just get home foreclosures we just get mass unemployment get all this wealth exist but it is not
utilized for him to do it so absolutely we're going to see it may take on a different character in organized labor that chicago the chicago teachers strike that maybe cause more problems than it was in the early days of our in my wall street but there's going to be more confrontations as the system dies. will be footing the vents plan by the occupy wall street movement in new york and other cities stay with us from will. be gentle spread worldwide. the ninety nine percent versus the one percent with all the money. are they getting equality into the economy. with more recession ahead can we afford not to listen to the occupy movement. on are today. iran's oil exports are now exceeding a million barrels a day making
a mockery of the western sanctions designed to curb the trade washington has had to waive restrictions for japan and several e.u. nations as they rely heavily on iranian oil the sanctions are aimed at forcing to iran to stop its atomic program which it insists is peaceful but the policy director at the national iranian american council believes the sanctions only force iran to spend even more on nuclear research i don't know that you could actually look at the last revenues from oil exports and say iran has taken away money from its nuclear program or reduced money for military spending because frankly with the threat of war i think iran is probably continuing down that path that has already already has been on with sanctions you know there's no perfect sanctions regime there's always going to be holes there's always going to be loopholes there's always going to be this game of whack a mole where iran responds and in the u.s. tries to ratchet up and you're never going to get a perfect embargo so i think that the question is the question is ok now you have
these sanctions what do we do with these are we going to leverage these or is this a repeat of what we had with iraq where we did a great job of restricting oil sales and doing oil for food but at the end of the day that didn't actually yield anything but massive humanitarian suffer suffering and then eventually this movement for disastrous invasion here's a look at some other news from around the world now in our daily edition of the world update in china and the japanese protests escalate as police had to use force to disperse crowds japanese business is factories and vehicles have been attacked in major chinese cities the demonstrations were sparked by japan's decision to purchase a chain of disputed islands in the south china sea. claimed by both countries may be sitting on vast. eight police officers have been killed in a roadside mine explosion in southeastern turkey authorities blame the blast on kurdish insurgents who have taken advantage of the chaotic situation in neighboring syria.
turkey which. has recently relocated some syrian refugees from the volatile border region citing security. you've been watching the weekly here and in a few minutes we will bring you an interview with a man who's had firsthand insider experience with one well known militant group will be coming up after this week's headlines.